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    Jordan-Matthews High School, through the use of collaboration, technology driven lessons, and a focus on individual learning and growth is committed...

  • The cast and crew of the JM production of Grease Nov. 20-22.

  • The Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys

  • Danny (Raul Leyva Hernandez) and Sandy (Carly Martinelli)

  • Shakin' At The High School Hop

  • The girls of Rydell High!

  • Is You-Know-Who in the building singing "Greased Lightning?"

  • Gonna rock with the music, gonna dig the scene1

  • The Teen Angel (Meg Moore) tells Frenchy (Bethany Pyrtle) not to be a Beauty School Dropout.

  • The trio (Brooke Palmer, Jasmine Brower, Stephanie Camacho) sings about the "Rock and Roll Party Queen."

  • Director Matt Fry with Rizzo (Alanna Pyrtle) and Frenchy (Bethany Pyrtle) after the show.

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No Launch Thursday or Friday All students report to 1st Block @ 8:00. Thursday: Practice ACT for Juniors; Friday: Early Dismissal @ 11:30.
 
School Announcements
Twelve JM Students Honored at District Science Fair
Congratulations to all the JM students who received honors at the District Science Fair December 11:
 
Biological Science-A, Honorable Mention: “The Effect of Colloidal Silver on Bacterial Growth” by Gray Knight in Mrs. Sandel’s class
 
Biological Science-B, Honorable Mention: “The Primacy Effect, Are we all created equal?” by Morgan Troxler in Mrs. Sandel’s class
 
Biological Science-B, 3rd Place:  “ Radish Radiation” by Carlie Mote Ms. Brown’s class
 
Chemistry, 2nd Place:  “How does surface area affect evaporation rate?” by Emily Nona in Mr. Tillett’s class
 
Chemistry, 1st Place:  “Solutes Affect on Boiling Point” by Madison Walters and Blake Ward in Mr. Tillett’s class
 
Earth Science, 3rd Place:  “Does Color Equal Moisture” by Alyssa Gains in Ms. Brown’s class
 
Earth Science, 1st Place:  “The effect of acidic substances on limestone” by Yazmin Aguila in Mrs. Micancin’s class
 
Engineering/Applied Science, Honorable Mention:  “So Long Soil” by Garrett Jourdan in Mrs. Sandel’s class
 
Engineering/Applied Science, 3rd Place: “The Effect of Cleaning Agents on Contaminated bird feathers” by David Brewer in Mrs. Sandel’s class
 
Engineering/Applied Science, 1st Place:  “Volatic Cells”  by David Smith and Charles Daniel Mr. Tillett’s class
JM DECA Shines in Districts
Jordan Matthews DECA students continued their winning tradition at District Competition on December 3. The following club members received recognition for outstanding performance:
 
Nick Guariglia: 1st place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Jaxon Mitchell: 2nd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Mariann King: 2nd place in Retail Marketing
Luke Pierce: test score finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
David Brewer: role-play finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Parker Lajeunesse: test score finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Sarah Thomas: role-play finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Trey Lineberry: test score finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Madison Walters: role-play finalist in Retail Marketing
Marissa Devine: role-play finalist and overall finalist in Retail Marketing
JM Seniors Advance in Scholarship Competitions
Congratulations to Bryant Parroquin, Eddie Fernandez and Marissa Devine. Bryant was selected for the Nuestra Juventud Award from Univision, and he will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be featured in a short piece on Univision in January. Eddie and Marissa has both advanced to the semi-finals of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship selection process, and will have their interviews in January.
JM FFA Has First Place Christmas Parade Float
Congratulations to the JM FFA for taking top float honors in the Siler City Christmas Parade held Dec. 4. The float, titled Miracle of Flight, featured Santa's "reindeer" in their stable waiting to take off on Christmas Eve.

Thanks to other JM groups participating in the parade, including HOSA, DECA, and the Jammin' Jets Marching Band, for helping make the evening a great experience for our community!
Winter Sports Schedules Available
Click here to download schedules for basketball (boys and girls, varsity and JV), wrestling and swimming.
JM HOSA Dominates at District Competition
On Nov. 15, HOSA students competed at District Competition. The students who participated did an outstanding job and represented J-M well. Please congratulate the following students on their achievement.
 
Joy Hinshaw- 1st place Extemporaneous Writing
Danielle Baggstrom-1st place Medical Photography
Alexander Salazar-2nd place Healthy Lifestyle
Oscar Bacilio- 2nd place Nursing Assisting
Eduardo Fernandez- 2nd place Sports Medicine
Blair Hooker-4th place Medical Photography
Yoana Aguiire-Top Ten Nursing Assisting
Alanna Pyrtle-Top Ten Nursing Assisting
Jaime Nunemann-Top Ten Medical Terminology
Luis Martinez-Top Ten Extemporaneous Health Poster
Kimberley Hannah-Top Ten Sports Medicine

A special acknowledgement to our students who serve as  district officers: Eduardo Fernandez, Delena Carcamo-Melgar, Oscar Bacilio, and Kelsey Moffitt who organized and led a seminar on leadership skills for their peers from throughout the district.
Grease Photo Albums Online
Thanks to everyone in the JM community that supported our production of Grease! If you'd like to see photos of the show, visit the JMArts Facebook page at JMArts.org. Don't forget to like the page for more news about what's happening in the arts programs here at JM! And if you'd like another look at the Playbill program, click here.
Launch Schedule for Nov/Dec
Click here to view the Launch Schedule for Nov/Dec.
Time To Order Your JM Yearbook!
Yearbooks are on sale now!  Find a Yearbook staff member to pay your $20 deposit for your yearbook.  The sale ends on November 7th.  Price of the book is $55.00.
The Aviator Takes Off: JM's Student Newspaper Is Online!
Want the latest news, plus features, reviews, sports and commentary? Check out The JM Aviator!
JM Junior Takes Top Prize in FFA Event
Jordan-Matthews junior Sarah Thomas won 1st place in the state for the Future Farmers of America Dairy Handling Competition that took place at the Mountain Sate Fair in Asheville, NC Saturday, September 13, 3014. This win enables her to represent North Carolina and compete at the FFA National Convention in October, 2015 at Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations Sarah!
Parent Portal to View Student Grades Now Open
Parents and guardians: Our grade book portal is now open for you to check your child's grades. If your child went to JM last year, and you created an account, that account should still work. If your child did not attend JM last year, you will need to create a new account. Here is the link to the directions for creating that account.
 
To create the account, you will need your child's Access ID and Access password. You must pick this up ​in person, and you must have identification. Our interpreter, Mrs. Tobar, will have these information sheets, and she will verify parents' ID information. We cannot give this information over the telephone or send it home with students.
College Information Updates
Seniors and parents: Sign up for text alerts on college information from our college adviser, Ms. Hatcher. Simply send a text message to 81810 that says “@jmstu” and follow the instructions. You or your student may also follow Ms. Hatcher on twitter: www.twitter.com/JMHS_CollegeAdv
 
Parent Letters in English and Spanish
Can't find the letter sent home to all families this summer with important dates and policies for this school year? Don't worry--download here: Parent Letter English, Parent Letter Spanish, Dress Code English, Dress Code Spanish.
Parking Passes for 2014-15 Now Available
Students may now purchase parking passes for 2014-15. Passes are $15, and students must have the following information: License number, license plate number, color, make and year of the vehicle. See Mrs. Tobar in the front office Monday-Thursday. All students must have a pass to park on campus, and if you lose you tag, you must purchase another one.
Fall 2014 Sports Schedules Available
Click here to download all Fall 2014 Sports Schedules